( Worldcarfans ) - Today, BMW UK spilled the beans on their Geneva world debuts, the ones they want us know about in advance. No big surprises yet, BMW will show the new BMW 320d Convertible and 125i Coupe to an eager audience at the Geneva Motor Show starting March 4 alongside an EfficientDynamics Concept car.
The BMW 320d Convertible uses a 2.0 liter engine, also found in the other 320d models, producing 177 hp and 350 Nm of torque. The cabrio will accelerate from stand-still to 62 mph ( 100 km/h) in 8.6 seconds, has a top speed of 139 mph ( 224 km/h) and manages a very respectable 53.3 mpg. The 320d Cabrio will go on sale in March 2008 priced at GBP 33,110 in the UK (approximately 44,500 Euro) while the M Sport model is priced slightly higher at GBP 35,735 (48,00 Euro).
The BMW 125i is the fourth model in the new BMW 1 Series line-up, following the 135i M Sport, 120d and 123d. The BMW 125i is equipped with a 218 hp 3.0 liter engine which propels the small coupe to 62 mph in just 6.4 seconds only to stop accelerating at 152 mph ( 245 km/h). The two-door coupe also features BMW's EfficientDynamics ensuring a 35.8 mpg. The 125i goes on sale in March and also comes in two guises, the 125i Coupe SE priced in the UK at GBP 23,195 (31,200 Euro) and the M Sport with 18-inch alloy wheels, sport seats and body kit priced at GBP 25,050 (33,700 Euro).
As always we expect to see a surprise concept from BMW at the major European shows, but we will have to wait and see what it will be. Stay tuned for our Geneva coverage this March.